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Politicians Who Have Been Accused Of Copyright Infringement: A Slideshow

Mitt Romney‘s campaign uploaded an ad to YouTube mocking President Obama‘s Al Green singing this week and it promptly got pulled for copyright infringement. Now, before you cry foul and ask, “Well, why didn’t YouTube take down Obama’s ad with Romney singing America the Beautiful?”, the latter song is in the public domain. But this isn’t the first time a politician has been accused of infringing copyright. Over the past few years, from songs at campaign rallies to material used in campaign ads, politicians seem to be just as guilty of copyright infringement as the rest of us.

So we’ve compiled a quick list of politicians accused of copyright infringement. There are plenty of other examples out there, but here’s five big ones.


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